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meaning: "Named after the palaeontologist Eberhard Fraas who discovered the first remains"
Named By: Peter M. Galton in 1973
Time Period: Late Triassic, 210 Ma
Location: Germany - Lowenstein Formation
Size: About 6 to 7 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and post cranial remains of juveniles
Classification: | Chordata | Sauropsida | Dinosauria | Sauropodomorpha |
Also known as: | Sellosaurus fraasi | Teratosaurus minor | Thecodontosaurus diagnosticus |

Efraasia (pronounced "E-FRAHS-ee-A") is a genus of basal sauropodomorph dinosaur. It was a herbivore which lived during the middle Norian stage of the Late Triassic, around 210 million years ago, in what is now Germany. It was named in 1973 after Eberhard Fraas, who during the early twentieth century collected what were the original type specimens.

The specimens were at first assigned to three already existing genera and so became divided among three separate species: Teratosaurus minor, Sellosaurus fraasi and Paleosaurus diagnosticus. In 2003 these were combined into a single valid species: Efraasia minor.

Efraasia was a lightly built, medium-sized sauropodomorph, about 6 to 7 metres (20 to 23 ft) long.

Read more about Efraasia at Wikipedia
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